The Search for Genetic Mutations That Cause Autism
This video describes how DNA sequencing technology may help understand the genetic causes of autism.
Scientists can sequence the genomes of single cells and look for differences in sequences among cells during development. For example, scientists have compared cells in the brains of individuals with and without autism to find mutations related to the condition.
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